2018-04-03

Operations Manager
Job Opportunity at Joseph Michaels International

Posted on Apr 3

http://www.josephmichaels.com    800-786-1099

Location: Sampson, NC
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4156682

  Operation Manager-North Carolina
   
                     Job Description  
 
  • Directs, supervises, and motivates all line supervisory functions, ensuring overall plant morale is conducive to safe and productive operations.
  • Provides the necessary vehicles for communication between production staff and the various members of plant management to ensure a free flow of information for optimum operation, teamwork, knowledge, and enforcement of corporate, divisional, and local policies as described and outlined by the plant manager.
  • Responsible for hourly new hire recruiting and administration including: new hire training, ensuring new employees are fully trained before working on the floor; administering consistent policies and discipline measures, maintaining documentation on employee performance and accountability to drive performance.
  • Appraises performance of supervisory staff and ensures that all hourly reviews are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Assists the Plant Manager in establishing operational objectives and strategies for attaining goals and targets for meeting corporate and divisional safety, quality/service and overall productivity improvements.
  • Ensures compliance with workplace safety programs (OSHA etc.) and organizing and cross-training worker teams for maximum production flexibility.
  • Implements best manufacturing practices and supports Lean Management practices (5’s, Kaizen, SQDC, Gemba activities).
  • Develops production schedules and duty assignments, making strategic decisions as necessary to alter programs when time or budget limitations are reached.
  • Assists Maintenance Manager and Team Leaders in the repair and upkeep for all plant equipment to assure minimal disruption to production activities: pellet mill, hammer mill, dryer is some of the key areas.
  • Sets the standard for the manufacture of high quality production with outstanding responsiveness to customer needs and concerns.
  • Monitors every stage of production, analyzing current methods and developing new ways to save steps, time and materials to reduce costs.
  • Initiates and implements programs to control inventory, improve efficiency and increase production to enhance value to the company.
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  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Forestry, Wood Sciences or related field is preferred.
  • 7+ years of supervisory experience in a production environment, preferably in the wood products industry, with lean six sigma manufacturing experience required.
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks in a 24x7 operations environment and have strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills and proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel and other applications related to the job.
Compensation will consist of a competitive salary and benefits.
 



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